Country Care Profiles

The Better Care Network (BCN) and UNICEF, supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)/ US Agency for International Development (USAID), commissioned Maestral International LLC to document significant child-care reform work being carried out at country level in three African countries, to promote information exchange and learning within the region, and reinforce and encourage care reform in other countries. These reforms involve legislation, policies and programmes, including service delivery, advocacy and networking. The three countries reviewed for the country profile study were: Ghana, Liberia and Rwanda.

The country profiles document efforts to support care reform within these countries. Based within a framework reflective of the ‘Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children’, the profiles provide an overview and analysis of key areas in alternative care services provision and reform efforts.